The Northwest region of the U.S. may not typically be seen as a hub for PE investors, however it has had its fair share of activity, with firms totaling 121 deals in 2014—up over 86% since 2011. Over the last 10 years, Washington state has accounted for a majority of all PE deals in the region (over 54%), though the most active firm has been a neighbor to the south, Oregon-based Endeavour Capital. B2B companies in the Northwest have been most attractive in recent years, accounting for almost 44% of the region's deals in 2014, compared to 32% in 2011 and nearly 27% in 2008.
Top investors in the region since 2005 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):